Kenney will speak at 6:00 p.m. Stronger COVID-19 Restrictions Expected – fr

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Kenney will speak at 6:00 p.m. Stronger COVID-19 Restrictions Expected – fr


EDMONTON – Prime Minister Jason Kenney is expected to announce more COVID-19 restrictions on Tuesday night.

His office says it will speak to Albertans live at 6 p.m. and air on CTV News at Six and CTVNewsEdmonton.ca. He will not answer questions from journalists.

Kenney, Minister of Health Tyler Shandro, Minister of Education Adriana LaGrange and Minister of Justice Kaycee Madu will hold another press conference and answer questions on Wednesday at 10 a.m.

Alberta, the region in North America with the highest COVID-19 case rates, reported 2,012 COVID-19 cases and a record 13.2% positivity rate on Monday, bringing the toll to active infections at 23,608 – another pandemic high.

Hospitals across the province are caring for 658 people with COVID-19, 154 of whom are in intensive care.

“What you can expect are stronger measures. These decisions have not been made. I plan to announce additional measures tomorrow, ”Kenney said on Monday when he also announced that teachers and school support staff would become eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Last Thursday, the day Alberta broke pandemic records for daily and active cases, as well as intensive care admissions, Kenney and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw announced targeted measures to regions with a case rate of 350 per 100,000 inhabitants and at least 250 funds.

As of Tuesday, the following municipalities are subject to additional restrictions, which include e-learning for students in Grades 7 to 12: Calgary, Edmonton, St. Albert, Red Deer, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie , Airdrie, Okotoks, Rocky View County, Lethbridge and Strathcona County.

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